Greek Mythology - Writing My Own Myth

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Objective

SWBAT write a myth using at least two characters we have learned about from Greek Mythology.

Big Idea

In this lesson, the students will get to compose their own myth using at least two characters we have learned about from Greek Mythology.

Narrative

Introduction

15 minutes

In this unit, we have been studying Greek mythology.  We have read "Greek Myths" as retold by Heather Amery.  For this lesson, the students will be composing their own myth.  

To begin this lesson, I will let the student know that today they will be composing a myth of their own.  They need to choose at least two characters we had read about in the "Greek Myths" book and use those characters in their story. I will remind students that myths usually teach a moral or message or explain a natural phenomenon.  I will challenge them to try to include one of these in their myth.  

Amery, H. (2000). Greek Myths. London, England : Usborne Publishing Ltd.

Writing a Myth

30 minutes

I will allow the students ample time to compose their myths using at least two characters from the "Greek Myths" book by Heather Amery.  

I will review the writing rubric with the students that I will use to grade their myths so that the students are thinking of those components as they build their piece.  I have included the writing rubric I use in the resources. 

Sharing Our Myths

20 minutes

If time permits, I will allow the students to share their myths by reading them aloud to the class. By this point in the year, (It is May) the students not only are comfortable sharing their work with the class, but they beg me to let them share.